The highest average salaries go to Line Cooks, who bring in close to $10.72 per hour, though Restaurant Cooks are not far behind at about $10.50 along with Restaurant Assistant Managers ($10.11) and Dishwashers (around $8.78). Earning only on average, Waiters or Waitresses make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Hollywood, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla. ($12.28), Concord, N.C. (approximately $11.50), and Jacksonville, Fla. ($11.50) are the next top-paying cities. Kissimmee, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at about $8.53. Across Denny's' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home $10.84 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.36 per hour. The largest slice of the Denny's workforce (47 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $9.20 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Culinary Arts Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $13.00 per hour. Denny's workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning $14.25 on average.
When it comes to skills, Training seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $12.77 per hour. A garden variety skill at Denny's is Customer Service; a majority of Denny's' people use it regularly. Three more common skills are People Management, Food Preparation, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
One in three workers receive health insurance, and roughly a fourth of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are food/meal discounts.